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Take it easy the next day

Take it easy the next day

After the festivities... there’s the calm! And with it, simple meals made with your holiday leftovers.

No-hassle pinwheels

Don’t rack your brain trying to figure out what to make! Use your leftover meat and cheese to make delicious pinwheel sandwiches — perfect for a fuss-free meal. Simply spread pesto onto a tortilla wrap, add some turkey (or chicken), spinach, figs and Brie. If you prefer lamb, replace the Brie with goat cheese, and the pesto with black olive tapenade. You can also swap the figs for dried cranberries.

 

Add a touch of pizzazz

Serve the sandwiches on kraft paper; you can find some with festive holiday prints in specialty shops. You can also simply cut your wraps in two and serve them on a pretty platter.

 

Chicken, fig, spinach and brie wrap

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: None
4 servings

125 ml (1/2 cup) mayonnaise
25 ml (1 tbsp. + 2 tsp.) pesto
4 whole wheat tortillas
500 ml (2 cups) baby spinach, thinly sliced
2 chicken breasts, cooked (grilled or roasted), cut into strips
4 black figs, cut into wedges
4 slices of brie cheese

1. In a bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and the pesto. 2. Stir and set aside. 3. Place the tortillas on a work surface. 4. Spread with a generous amount of pesto mayonnaise. 5. Add the spinach, chicken, fig and brie to each tortilla. 6. Roll into wraps. 7. Serve with raw vegetables or chips.

 

What to drink with these wraps

TURKEY: San Vincenzo has a hint of mineral, mixed with aromas of pineapple, honeydew melon and peach. It’s the perfect wine to pair with the pesto’s herbaceous flavours and the figs’ sweetness. Another excellent option is Premières Grives, with its candied lemon, apple and honey notes — a smooth wine that will really complement the rich cheese
in your sandwich.

Anselmi San Vincenzo Veneto

$16.50

Anselmi San Vincenzo Veneto

750 mlItaly
Anselmi San Vincenzo Veneto

Anselmi San Vincenzo Veneto

$16.50

750 mlItalySAQ code : 585422
Domaine Tariquet Côtes de Gascogne Premières Grives 2019

$18.75

Domaine Tariquet Côtes de Gascogne Premières Grives 2019

750 mlFrance
Domaine Tariquet Côtes de Gascogne Premières Grives 2019

Domaine Tariquet Côtes de Gascogne Premières Grives 2019

$18.75

750 mlFranceSAQ code : 561274

 

LAMB: Mara Ripasso, a Venetian red wine with notes of fruit and spice, offers supple tannins and enough body to really highlight the lamb. California Pinot Noir Parker Station is another sublime choice, with its notes of black cherry, raspberry and plum. A wonderful pairing.

Parker Station Pinot Noir 2017

$23.90

Parker Station Pinot Noir 2017

750 mlUnited States
Parker Station Pinot Noir 2017

Parker Station Pinot Noir 2017

$23.90

750 mlUnited StatesSAQ code : 13535514
Mara Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore

$19.25

Mara Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore

750 mlItaly
Mara Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore

Mara Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore

$19.25

750 mlItalySAQ code : 10703834

 

Photos: David De Stefano

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